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Ages 13-17, Limited to 12 participants
NOTE: Students under 16 should have completed at least one year in the Junior Repertory Company, exceptions by permission of instructors
Fee: $400 per trimester
Students may take each trimester separately, or sign up for all three.
The Senior Repertory Company, created in 1999, offers teen actors the opportunity to seriously study the craft of theatre. We seek company members for whom personal growth and learning about the fundamentals of theatre are a priority. The Senior Youth Repertory Company emphasizes the collaborative aspect as well as the process of theatre, and technique rather than "spectacle."
Attendance at all workshops, master classes, rehearsals and performances is mandatory. Although some conflicts can be accommodated with advance notice, the Youth Repertory Company is a commitment that requires priority. Students are encouraged to learn about all aspects of theatre production, and work internships are available in directing, technical/design, and teaching drama. For almost 20 years, NHTP alumni have gone on to study many different aspects of the performing arts, as well as education. A number of Youth Repertory Company alumni often return to teach NHTP summer programs, and perform in Main Stage productions.
FALL TRIMESTER (September 27 to December 2, 2017) - Technique Intensive focuses on specific acting techniques, voice, movement, monologues and scene studies directly related to the technical challenges of the winter production. Along with regular classes, Company members are offered master classes with guest artists. The Company meets on Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. The trimester ends with a Scene Study performance on December 1-3. Tech rehearsals November 28-30. Directed by Crystal Gould.
WINTER TRIMESTER (January 3 to March 25, 2018) -Company presents a professionally produced, full-length performance of a classic play. (Tentative production in 2018: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde). Rehearsals on Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. Final performances on March 16-18 & 23-25; tech rehearsals March 12-15. Directed by Robin Fowler.
SPRING TRIMESTER (April 23 to May 27, 2018) - Open to both Junior and Senior members, with a final performance of a story theatre style production geared for younger audiences. Rehearsals on Mondays 4-7 pm and Wednesdays 5-8 pm. Final performances on May 25-27; tech rehearsals May 21-24. Directed by Meghann Beauchamp.
Senior Repertory Company Past Productions
Past productions include Is He Dead? by Mark Twain & David Ives, Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco; Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring; William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona and As You Like It; Sophocles’ Antigone; You Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart; Mother Courage by Bertolt Brecht; The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder; Stage Door by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman; William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors,Macbeth and Twelfth Night; Idiot’s Delight by Robert Sherwood; The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux; andHarvey by Mary Chase.